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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 370 342 208
Rank change year-on-year -28 -134 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 121 101 124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.61% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 2.17% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 115 87 112
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £28,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £34,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.29% -24.44% -0.55%
75th Percentile £53,750 £56,125 £64,063
90th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,792 4,658 2,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.47% 27.92% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,127 2,687 2,008
10th Percentile £29,900 £28,750 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,960
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hampshire +22 35 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Kent -24 29 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Surrey -59 22 £31,000 -11.43% 3
Thames Valley -48 17 £47,500 +48.44% 7
West Sussex -26 12 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Berkshire +7 9 £47,500 +3.26%
East Sussex +9 6 £61,000 +14.02%
Buckinghamshire -56 6 £47,500 +48.44% 5
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (85.95%) Microsoft
3 88 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 81 (66.94%) Windows
5 78 (64.46%) Microsoft 365
6 69 (57.02%) ITIL
7 62 (51.24%) Windows Server
8 56 (46.28%) Customer Service
9 53 (43.80%) Project Delivery
10 50 (41.32%) WAN
10 50 (41.32%) LAN
11 47 (38.84%) Social Skills
12 46 (38.02%) Firewall
13 42 (34.71%) MCSA
13 42 (34.71%) MCP
13 42 (34.71%) Windows 10
14 41 (33.88%) Azure
15 32 (26.45%) CCNA
15 32 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
15 32 (26.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 31 (25.62%) VMware
17 29 (23.97%) Android
18 27 (22.31%) DNS
18 27 (22.31%) DHCP
18 27 (22.31%) TCP/IP
19 26 (21.49%) Wi-Fi
20 25 (20.66%) Wireless
20 25 (20.66%) SAN
21 24 (19.83%) Apple
21 24 (19.83%) ITIL Certification

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 78 (64.46%) Microsoft 365
2 41 (33.88%) Azure
3 20 (16.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (13.22%) AWS
5 14 (11.57%) OneDrive
6 12 (9.92%) Mimecast
7 9 (7.44%) IaaS
7 9 (7.44%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (5.79%) Rubrik
9 6 (4.96%) Power Platform
10 5 (4.13%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (4.13%) PaaS
10 5 (4.13%) SaaS
11 2 (1.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.83%) Azure Monitor
12 1 (0.83%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 50 (41.32%) LAN
1 50 (41.32%) WAN
2 46 (38.02%) Firewall
3 27 (22.31%) DHCP
3 27 (22.31%) DNS
3 27 (22.31%) TCP/IP
4 26 (21.49%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (20.66%) SAN
5 25 (20.66%) Wireless
6 19 (15.70%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (14.88%) NAS
8 15 (12.40%) iSCSI
8 15 (12.40%) VLAN
8 15 (12.40%) VPN
8 15 (12.40%) WLAN
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.65%) SSH
10 1 (0.83%) Network Security
10 1 (0.83%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.96%) Power BI
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.13%) Data Lake
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) Biml
6 1 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (38.84%) Social Skills
2 18 (14.88%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (6.61%) Marketing
4 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.79%) Finance
5 3 (2.48%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (1.65%) Local Government
6 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) IT Engineer
2 30 (24.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) IT Support
5 13 (10.74%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Service Desk Support
7 9 (7.44%) Backup Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Senior Backup Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Senior Storage Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Storage Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Windows Support Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) HTML
1 5 (4.13%) HTML5
1 5 (4.13%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.22%) Driving Licence
3 12 (9.92%) Public Cloud
4 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 10 (8.26%) Clustering
6 5 (4.13%) Digital Media
6 5 (4.13%) Replication
7 4 (3.31%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.48%) IoT
8 3 (2.48%) NHS
9 2 (1.65%) FMCG
10 1 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (66.94%) Windows
2 62 (51.24%) Windows Server
3 42 (34.71%) Windows 10
4 29 (23.97%) Android
5 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.57%) Linux
7 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.44%) Unix
10 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (3.31%) CentOS
11 4 (3.31%) SUSE
11 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (57.02%) ITIL
2 56 (46.28%) Customer Service
3 53 (43.80%) Project Delivery
4 32 (26.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (19.83%) Logistics
5 24 (19.83%) Supplier Management
6 23 (19.01%) PRINCE2
7 22 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (17.36%) Agile
8 21 (17.36%) Project Management
9 17 (14.05%) Mentoring
9 17 (14.05%) Problem Management
10 15 (12.40%) Incident Management
11 13 (10.74%) High Availability
11 13 (10.74%) Ticket Management
12 11 (9.09%) TOGAF
13 10 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.44%) Converged Infrastructure
14 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.44%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.09%) SQL
2 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.83%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (34.71%) MCP
2 42 (34.71%) MCSA
3 32 (26.45%) CCNA
3 32 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (19.83%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (11.57%) Degree
6 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.44%) Azure Certification
7 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (4.13%) AWS Certification
8 5 (4.13%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (4.13%) RHCSA
9 4 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.48%) MCITP
10 3 (2.48%) MCTS
10 3 (2.48%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) GDPR
1 12 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.31%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 88 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.40%) Terminal Server
4 14 (11.57%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.26%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.96%) vSphere
7 4 (3.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (19.83%) SCCM
2 20 (16.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (7.44%) vRealize
4 7 (5.79%) Avamar
4 7 (5.79%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (3.31%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (3.31%) SCOM
6 4 (3.31%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.48%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.83%) vMotion
8 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (85.95%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.62%) VMware
3 24 (19.83%) Apple
4 15 (12.40%) Cisco
5 13 (10.74%) EMC
6 12 (9.92%) Forcepoint
6 12 (9.92%) ServiceNow
7 10 (8.26%) IBM
7 10 (8.26%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.44%) Veeam
9 7 (5.79%) Isilon
10 6 (4.96%) Citrix
11 5 (4.13%) HP
12 4 (3.31%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.31%) Aruba
12 4 (3.31%) Brocade
12 4 (3.31%) jetNEXUS
12 4 (3.31%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (3.31%) Rackspace
13 3 (2.48%) Dell